Full Name: JEFF HOGG
Date of Birth: 15/10/1966
Height: 191 cm ( 6-3 )
Weight: 88 kg ( ( 13-12 )
Debut: 12/04/1986, Round 3, Hawthorn
Last Game: 28/08/1993, Round 22, St Kilda
Total Games: 144
Total Goals: 306
Honours: Captain 1993, Leading Goalkicker 1988 Goals 57, 1989 Goals 34, 1991 Goals 68, 1992 Goals 46, 1993 Goals 57, Victorian Representative 1991 Games 1 Goals 4.
Total Games: 5
Total Goals: 4
Jeff played at full-forward, centre-half-forward and full-back whilst at Richmond. He originally started with the Under/19s in 1985 where he was a member of their Premiership side. He was a class player who could play in each position with success. He was very relaxed on the field due to his ability to read the play and make space for himself. As a full-forward he made the most of his opportunities. His main asset was his fast leading and his ability to mark the ball out in front of himself at top pace. He was also a long, accurate kick, with man of his goals coming from set shots near the boundary. A very fair player he was often the victim of strong-arm tactics from opposition players. Jeff was also a fine team player whose good form in the early part of 1991 earned him selection in the Victorian “B” side.
Jeff won the club Goalkicking award in 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1993. His highest tally was 68 in 1991 and his best personal tally was 10 against Collingwood in 1991.He kicked 5 goals or more 21 times and ran third in the 1991 Best and Fairest award. Considering Richmond hadn’t finished any higher than tenth during Jeff’s time at full-forward, his efforts were noteworthy. Only Jack Titus 11 and Michael Roach 7 have won more club Goalkicking awards, with both Titus and Roach playing in Richmond teams that regularly played in the Finals. Jeff was also captain in 1993.
At the completion of the 1993 season he was put up as a pre-season draft swap. He was eventually traded to Fitzroy as part of the swap for Paul Broderick, Matt Dundas and Michael Gale. This move casued amazement amongst Richmond supporters and highlighted the plight of modern players. He has since struggled with form and injury during his two seasons with Fitzroy. Away from football he holds a Degree in Applied Science and is also a fine tennis player.
Mount Waverley High School 1979-83 ; Tally Ho U/9 to U/15 ( Honours - Premiership U/9, U/12 ).
Fitzroy Seniors 1994-1996, Games 26, Goals 34 ; Fitzroy Reserves 1994-95, Games 12, Goals 22.